• Alfa Laval WideGap 350.
    Alfa Laval WideGap 350.

Alfa Laval is pioneering new ways to allow the food industry to accelerate innovation and boost sustainable food production on a global scale.

With the food processing industry is looking for new ways to feed the world and innovation plays a vital role.

By 2050, 70 per cent more food will be required to feed the world.

At the same time, the food system accounts for a third of global greenhouse gas emissions and exerts growing pressure on ecosystems, biodiversity, land and clean water resources. Meeting this increasing demand for food while mitigating its negative impact is a balancing act, and the need for sustainable practices has never been clearer.

To meet this challenge, Alfa Laval's new heat exchanger, Hygienic WideGap, offers a game-changing alternative to conventional technology, potentially halving emissions in the processing of liquid foods containing fibres and particles.

The line of new heat exchangers underscores Alfa Laval's commitment to sustainability and food safety in the food processing industry.

The launch of Alfa Laval's new Hygienic WideGap heat exchanger enables the switch from conventional processes to a more sustainable alternative.

With this innovation, Alfa Laval has introduced a patented design suitable for the sustainable and hygienic production of, for example, crushed tomatoes, dressings, plant-based beverages, and juices with pulp.

In comparison with conventional technologies, the new heat exchanger is 50 per cent more energy efficient with corresponding lower emissions.

It is the combination of optimal heat recovery, a 55-per cent lower steam consumption and a 15-per cent lower power consumption thanks to a lower pressure drop that is the foundation for the superior energy efficiency of the technology.

President of the Food & Water division at Alfa Laval, Nish Patel, said this innovation signifies a win-win scenario for all stakeholders, particularly for society at large.